24 people came out for some spooky fun at Sunday Social Bowling and another 6 people came to share in the appetizers afterwards. Cathy, Diana, Carol P. and Barbara did a nice job of decorating the club. There were never so many witches in one place. Dave Phillips handled the draw. A good time was had by all. Thanks to Tom and Barbara Taylor and Carol Petyo for sharing the photos.
Veteran- Novice Pairs
Oct 28 at Laguna Beach
Mike Ruggles and Tad Dutch came first on the North Green.
Other Newporters participating were Ed Quo, Robert Alessi, Keith McCabe, Charlie Herbert, Andrew Dufresne, Randy Hatfield, Lou Cohen, Rick Harrington, Stephen Monfre, Ivan Hyland, and Mary Spease.
Jack Beckley Quinnel Rinks
Sunday, Oct 29th at Santa Monica.
Charlie Herbert Brian Stewart, and Phil Dunn came first with team member Mary Ann Beach
Bruce Williams, Mike Ruggles and Doreen Mayo came third with Terry Mar.
Other Newporters participating were Anne Nunes, Barry Hayes, Lou Cohen, Keno Shaw, Brian Mulvaney, Norma Goodhart, Ivan Hyland, Maryna Hyland, Ed Quo,and Robert Alessi.
Mixed Pairs/ Men Skip
Sat, Oct 21 at Santa Anita
3rd Debby Gaal with partner Robert Busciglio
4th Anne Nunes with her partner, Bill Brault
1st Keno Shaw and Pashi Vakiva
2nd Norma Goodhart with her partner Steve Alessi
3rd Tad Dutch and Rita Greenberg
Other Newport participants were Phil Dunn, Ed Quo, Doreen Mayo, Mike Ruggles, Lou and Shelley Cohen, Jerry Grady, Gary Barnes, Sheila Conti, Andrew Dufresne, Diana Wenzel, Randy and Ginger Hatfield.
Sun City Mix or Match Triples
Sun, Oct 22 at Sun City
1st Charlie Herbert and Doreen Mayo with Steve Alessi
1st Diana Wenzel with Herb Glazeroff, and Stephanie Johnson
2nd Randy Hatfield with Abe Pinella and Tom Richardson
3rd Keno Shaw with Wiley and Nancy Doss
Other club members participating were Ed Quo, Bruce Williams, Keno Shaw, Randy Hatfield.
Wed, Oct 18th at NHLBC
Ladies Day in October was held at Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club.
42 Ladies from clubs all over the Southwest division participated. Sharon Grady, Cathy MacDonald and Sheila Conti organized the hospitality and Jerry Grady and Bob Carpenter set up the greens. Thanks to everyone who helped, especially to Shelley Cohen and Norma Goodhart who are the Ladies Day Coordinators and ran a successful tournament, enjoyed by all.
Among the winners for the day were Newporters- Debby Gaal, Phyllis Turner, Gloria Montes, Jane Blair and Cathy MacDonald.
Oaks North Mixed Triples
Oct 14th at Oaks North Lawn Bowling Club
First -Anne Nunes with partners Bill Brault and Michael Siddall
Second- Scott Roberts, Ed Quo and Linda Roberts
Other NHLBC participants were Brian Stewart, Don Stewart, and Keno Shaw
It was a beautiful, sunny Southern California day for the Aussi Pairs tournament. Twenty four players signed up to compete. Bruce Williams had the greens in excellent shape and also brought doughnuts for the hospitality table. It was an exciting finish with the 2 top teams competing in the last round. On the second to the last end, Andrew Dufresne and Ron Gill got 4 points to shoot into the lead. But they were no match for Diana Wenzel and George Petyo who got 5 points in the final end to win the game. But they needed one more point to win the tournament outright. They shared first place with Rick Harrington and Jim Olsen.
The NHLBC Dinner group had a nice appetizer night at Bluewater Grill on October 11th. Sometimes there is a large gathering, sometimes a smaller group. But either way, it is always a nice way to meet, converse and get to know one another.
The 2017 60th Anniversary Nationals was hosted by Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling. Phil Luth & his committee, along with ALL the many wonderful NHLBC members who volunteered, did a fantastic job! Players from all over the United States (AZ, CA, FL, NC, OH, OR, PA, NJ, VA, WA, WI) competed in this event. Newport Harbor was well represented by Anne Nunes and Charlie Herbert on the Southwest DIvision Stars and Debby Gaal & Norma Goodhart on the Southwest Division Stripes. It was a round robin tournament played over 5 days.
Bill Hiscock Mixed Triples in Coronado on Sunday, October 8, 2017. 14 teams, beautiful weather, wonderful hospitality and great bowling!
1st Place: Bill Hiscock, Javier Gomez, Olga McCord
2nd Place: Abe Pinella, Ginger Hatfield, Randy Hatfield
3rd Place; Howard Harris, Keno Shaw, Christine Ludwig
4th Place: Anne Nunes, Robert Busciglio, Candy Defazio
Other NHLBC members who participated in the tournament: Gary Barnes, Sheila Conti, Jim Olsen, Ed Quo, Linda Roberts, Scott Roberts, Tom Taylor & Diana Wenzel.